Welcome to Dolgellau Town Council Website

Croeso i wefan Cyngor Tref Dolgellau

Dolgellau is located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park on the A470, the main roadlink between North and South Wales. The local area is renowned for its beautiful wild countryside, it’s magnificent views and areas of historical interest. The town is well known for the attractive architecture of it’s ancient buildings and a number of these buildings have a protected or registered status.

The town is popular with tourists who enjoy walking, hiking, mountain walking and climbing, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, or for those people who enjoy exploring the town by visiting coffee shops, restaurants,and Hotels. It is also a good centre for visiting a number of the several narrow gauge railways that exist in the area,
A magnificent backdrop to the town is one of the most popular mountains in Snowdonia, namely Cader Idris, and this mountain is very popular with walkers and climbers.
A little further away you can discover the Coed y Brenin visitor Centre which is home to one of the country’s best Mountain Biking Centres, in addition to having nature trails and paths for walkers.

The town’s main car park, located on the Marian is a starting point for the Mawddach Trail, a path which follows the route of the old Cambrian railway line for 8 miles along the Morfa Mawddach estuary, before crossing the Mawdach Railway bridge and arriving at Barmouth. This path is very popular with walkers and cyclists.

Some 2 miles outside the town, is Cymer Abbey, which was established by Cistercian monks in 1198. Dolgellau played an important part in the history of the development of the wool industry in this part of the world. Despite this, Dolgellau is perhaps best known as the centre for mining welsh gold, since a number of old mines are located in the surrounding hills.